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Boötes • “the herdsman”

Regular price $88.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $88.00 CAD


symbol : the herdsman  

Astro-knot canvases can be used as a portable guide in your astronomical gazing, framed as a canvas, or token in personal ritual space. Each panel features a beadwork weaving of a constellation; all graph designs are my own as referenced from astronomical maps  

Every painting features in-house made botanical inks that were brewed from locally harvested sumac berries + riverbank grapes so their vibrant tones reflect the landscapes in our community. 


Boötes is visible during the Spring season in the northern hemisphere. Known commonly as the herdsman, ploughman, & Bear Watcher. This pattern contains the fourth brightest star in the sky & brightest north of the equator, Arcturus a red giant. Also home to many deep sky objects including the Supervoid. It can be found by following the arc on the handle of the Big Dipper ( asterism within Ursa Major). Since this pattern borders Virgo, once identified you can trace the location towards another bright star—Spica. Important and valuable throughout various cultures historically as a guide in navigation

Product Specifications:

4 x 4in

1 Birch board panel

{• MEDIUM: Botanical inks, acrylic paint, metallic marker. seed beads •}